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Struggling

Saturday, May 12, 2012      5 comments

I'm in a rough place right now and I don't understand it. Life is great! I just turned 65, got off unemployment and retired, and got all my insurance issues resolved. I and all my family are healthy, we have enough money...Life is good. But ... Read more

Am I Working Too Hard? Trying to be Honest

Sunday, February 05, 2012      9 comments

I bought myself a new treadmill (its actually used but new to me) right after Christmas. My old one was 20 years old and very wobbly. It has served me well and is now in a friend's home serving her! Anyway...Along with the treadmill I receive... Read more

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      15 comments

Although it wasn't my plan I appear to have been in maintainance mode since last January which means I have maintained a 90 pound weight loss for 1 year! Read more

TRYING A FEW NEW THINGS

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      9 comments

I recently read a book by Geneen Roth about compulsive eating and thought some the ideas she presented made a lot of sense. So I am trying a few new things. 1 . Only eat when I am hungry (what a novel idea! lol) 2. Eat the food I ... Read more

I'm Feeling the Season!

Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our daughter's family in their new house, came back home and decorated our house inside and out. Today we are having a lovely December... Read more

Status Quo...It's all good!

Monday, August 29, 2011      9 comments

I have been staying between 176 and 180 for months now, no matter whether I am eating and exercising at peak or at minimum. I just keep rolling around those 4 pounds and I have finally come to the point where it is ok. This is for life, it is ... Read more

Having fun Processing!

Saturday, July 30, 2011      9 comments

As I mentioned in my status today, I got a food processor to make my new hobby of healthy cooking more interesting. I am having a ball! So far I have made soup, cole slaw, banana nut muffins, bread and salsa. And I only received the processo... Read more

Monument Gulch Geocache/Hike (with pics)

Sunday, July 24, 2011      9 comments

We've been spending a lot of time hiking for geocaches this summer and I've been having a ball. We're new at this and have a lot to learn, but we're having a lot of fun. This is me at the top of Monument Gulch trail this weekend. Read more

Maintenance Sucks

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      11 comments

My experiment with maintenance (just staying within 3 pounds of my current weight) is not working well. I have been eating at my upper level of calories (and over a couple of time) and I have really reduced my exercise. I guess in my mind when... Read more

Surprise Gift (?) from my Doctor

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      16 comments

I went in for my annual checkup yesterday. It was so nice to not have any problems or complaints. We reviewed my progress and my stall in weight loss. I was discouraged...she was pleased that I had lost 6 pounds in the last 6 months since she... Read more

Getting Stronger Every Day

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      10 comments

I reset all my streaks for the summer. I made several MD appointments for June. I reviewed my favorite recipes. I increased the weights I lift by 10%. I made some summer fitness appointments with friends. I feel refreshed and renewed! ... Read more

Spark Streaks Helped Me

Monday, June 13, 2011      8 comments

I've always known that evening snacking has been a problem, but I didn't realize how big a problem. I thought that in the last 2 years I had really "managed" that part of my weight problem. However, I decided to make a Streak of "Don't snack m... Read more

Life is Good

Friday, June 10, 2011      8 comments

I just want to touch base and let you know that even though I am "struggling" and "tweaking" and making changes, I am doing great. I am healthy, happy and strong. I still have an obsession with food but am learning daily how to manage it. I a... Read more

Overdoing it!

Thursday, June 09, 2011      7 comments

I am tending to be obsessive about my exercise and activity. I do too much for too long. It feels good when I am doing it, but after a week or so I get burned out. I do not take rest days. I am beginning to wonder if I need to change that st... Read more

I am going to eat more!

Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

I have been going over my fitness goal minutes / calories a lot lately so I changed my goals. Now that I've increased my fitness ranges I am allowed 1500 to 1800 calories a day. Mmm, maybe that's why I've been hungry and eating extra. Let's s... Read more


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